Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton(1831-1891), 'Owen Meredith'; Poet; Viceroy of India
Sitter in 19 portraits
Lytton's career as Viceroy of India (1876-80) was controversial, including the great famine (1876-78) and the Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), both of which he is seen to have mishandled, leading to significant loss of life. He orchestrated the spectacular Delhi Durbar of 1877, the ceremony at which Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. During his diplomatic career, he published numerous poems under the pseudonym Owen Meredith. His daughter was the militant suffragette Constance Bulwer-Lytton.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 18 March 1876